Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1297123
User NFS mount in fstab prompts for authentication
Last modified: 2016-12-20 12:43:55 EST
Description of problem:
User NFS mount setup in fstab. However when a user tries to mount it, they get prompted for authentication to start some systemd units.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
192.168.0.1:/export/hdd /mnt/hdd nfs user,noauto 1 1
2. (as user) mount /mnt/hdd
Authentication popup - "Authentication is required to manage system services or other units". If cancel get:
Failed to start rpc-statd.service: Access denied
==== AUTHENTICATING FOR org.freedesktop.systemd1.manage-units ===
Authentication is required to manage system services or other units.
Authenticating as: Jimmy (jimmy)
mount command succeeds without any prompts.
Thank you for taking the time to report this issue.
Unfortunately, I'm unable to re-produce the issue with the provided repro steps. Following your steps on a fresh Fedora 23 dnf updated today.The user mount succeeded without any prompts.
If you have time and can still reproduce the issue, please read http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugsAndFeatureRequests and add a description along those lines to this bug report so we can diagnose the problem.
Often minor configuration details are pivotal. e.g target NFS server details/config, error logs.
Fedora QA Team
This seems to work for me as well
fedora$ cat /etc/fstab
f23:/home /mnt/home nfs user,noauto 1 1
fedora$ mount /mnt/home
fedora$ umount /mnt/home
Just looked into this a bit more. I'm only prompted for a password if rpc-statd isn't already running, eg. if I've previous NFS mounted something. From a fresh reboot, with no other NFS mounts, I'm prompted for a password until I run sudo systemctl start rpc-statd
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